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10 Most Common DANGERS OF SOY

September 8, 2016

Dangers of Soy #1

A study found that eating only 2 TBL/day of roasted and pickled soybeans for 3 months to healthy adults who were receiving adequate iodine in their diet caused thyroid suppression with symptoms of malaise, constipation, sleepiness, and goiters

Still think munching on edamame instead of popcorn is a healthy habit?

Dangers of Soy #2

Six premenopausal women with normal menstrual cycles were given 45 mg of soy isoflavones per day.  (This is equivalent to only 1-2 cups of soy milk or 1/2 cup of soy flour). After only one month, all of the women experienced delayed menstruation and or prolonged menstrual cycles.

Dangers of Soy #3

Dietary estrogens in the form of soy foods were found to have the potential to disrupt the endocrine system with the effects in women similar to taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen.

Dangers of Soy #4

Soy Estrogens consumed in the diet at even low concentrations were found to stimulate breast cell activity which leads to breast cancer.

Dangers of Soy #5

Soy stimulates existing breast cancer growth and increases the risk of it spreading. 

Dangers of Soy #6

Direct evidence shows that soy suppresses the pituitary-thyroid axis. 

Dangers of Soy #7

Scientific research has shown that the developing male fetus which is exposed to soy may suffer from a much higher susceptibility to prostate cancer and perpetually lower testosterone levels later in life. Don’t eat soy ESPECIALLY when you are pregnant ladies!  

Dangers of Soy #8

Keep that soy away from your daughters! Dietary soy had the effect of significantly accelerated puberty in young women. In addition, early exposure to soy is associated with less female typical play patterns in girls at 42 months of age.

Dangers of Soy #9

Hey guys! Soy protein powder strips your masculinity!  A study of 22 men aged 18 years and older experienced a 19-25% drop in serum testosterone in only 28 days when supplemented with 56 grams of soy protein powder over that same time period. (That's not 56g daily, that's 56g total in 28 days!!)

Dangers of Soy #10

Do NOT feed soy formula to your babies!  Female newborns who are orally exposed to soy phytoestrogen experienced harm to the reproductive system in the form of abnormal estrous cycles, decreased fertility, and delayed parturition.”

 

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DISCLAIMER: James Thompson is a sports nutritionist with over 25 year of hands-on practical experience.  He is not a registered nutritionist or a dietitian.  THIS INFORMATION AND ALL RECOMMENDATIONS MADE ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DESIGNED TO SERVE AS A DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF ANY ILLNESS OR DISEASE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED MEDICAL, HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE YOU START ANY NUTRITION OR EXERCISE PROGRAM. BY BEGINNING THIS OR ANY OTHER PROGRAM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE HAD CLEARANCE FROM YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TO DO SO.